Public beach on Kraemer Lake is a mistake

Alicia Schulzetenberge Brittany Poepping St. Cloud State University   As aspiring field ecologists, my colleague and I have a heightened interest in how community developments affect our surrounding ecosystems. It has recently been proposed a public beach be added to Kraemer Lake in St. Joseph. Our concerns regarding this announcement are primarily based on the implications […]

John Anderson sits on his bike with the food he collected for local food shelves.

SFX Kindergartener collects food for hungry – forgets to tell mom

John Anderson is a sweet boy with a good heart, and a solid rebellious streak. In October, John participated in a prayer service about World Hunger Day. It was prepared by the students at St. Francis Xavier School in Sartell, where he is a kindergartener. John was inspired to help the hungry. He was so […]


Roy’s police work was ‘a really good ride’

The best thing about Alexis Roy’s 20 years of service as a Sartell police officer was the town and its people. “It’s a good town,” she said. “A really good town with really good citizens.” The most frustrating aspect of police work, she said, was dealing with “people who don’t want help but need it.” […]

The Medelberg family volunteered at the home of Jim and Mary Ann Graeve. Pictured left to right are Abbey Medelberg, Kay Medelberg, Jim Graeve and Eric Medelberg. Abbey is in 6th- grade at ASA. Eric Medelberg is a local chiropractor.

29th annual Workathon held

Volunteers gathered on a cool and sunny morning for the 29th annual St. Joseph Area Workathon held Oct 27. Workathon volunteers raked and hauled away leaves, cleaned gardens and did other projects to help those who had requested help. The workathon is a service-oriented fundraiser held annually. It gives students an opportunity to help with […]